A thick and rich green smoothie for days when you think your stomach needs a break. I tend to like my smoothies on the thicker side and often end up eating it with a spoon. Adjust accordingly. Green Smoothie with Avocado and Matcha Tea 1/2 avocado 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder 1-2 handful of … Continue reading Green Smoothie with Spinach, Avocado and Matcha
Easy Homemade English Muffins
Making English muffins from scratch is much easier than you think. You don't even need an oven. There are plenty of recipes out there that look promising (each with different dough consistency, method, fermentation time, etc...), including one I've bookmarked in my favourite bread making book (Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley), but today I present … Continue reading Easy Homemade English Muffins
A minor set back, but it's nothing the home baker can't overcome. The croissant journey continues. These are my airiest batch of croissants yet, but they're also the ones with the least layers. So, I can't help but feel a twinge of disappointment as I write this post. I sort of knew it wouldn't turn … Continue reading Croissants 1.4
Camembert and Cranberry Sauce Sweet Buns
Spring might be in the air, but don't tell my latest bread experiment that. Yes, cranberry season is long gone, and I felt a bit odd using them without the prospect of turkey dinners and mulled wine, but I couldn't help reaching for them anyway. So, here they are! Sweet cranberry fig sauce melded with … Continue reading Camembert and Cranberry Sauce Sweet Buns
Late lunch at Kadbanu
The light at Kadbanu, an Iranian café and kitchen on Dundas West, is a dream. By the time we finished our meal--lovely, hearty stews with some sharp pickles--I was determined that my own kitchen would need to have white and blue tiles. I really can't get over how bright and fresh the space was. If you're in the … Continue reading Late lunch at Kadbanu
Clafoutis is a casual and simple dessert from Limousin, south central France. It's a rustic dessert, eggy and dense, made of dark cherries baked in a custard. Despite its less than artful appearance, it's absolutely delicious and so stupendously easy--eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, almond extract are combined and the batter then poured over the … Continue reading Clafoutis
Kale and Chorizo Bread Pudding
The Super Bowl is over and you don't know what to do with all the garlic bread you made, obviously.
Candied Orange and Cardamom Bread
A light, airy loaf using spice-infused milk, candied orange peels and ground cardamom. It will make the perfect winter toast to brighten up any cold mornings or afternoons.
I've made three milk breads since the new year. I was hoping to post a recipe soon, but I just haven't had the chance to sit down to properly type it all out. But soon. Very soon. (As you can see, my braiding skill isn't quite there.)
Happy New Year, everyone! Hope this year is filled with awesome things and good food. We've already had a pretty good start. Our first at home brunch of 2016 was a trio of fat, carb and something green: bacon wrapped asparagus, scrambled eggs with diced scotch bonnet and a piece of toasted ciabatta. (I've also been … Continue reading Happy 2016!